6 NEW YORK GOSSIP. The Great Swell ‘Wedding at Grace Church. Another Actress as a Prac- tical Joker. Brooklyn’s Gala Day for Children —Summer Hotels. Commodore-Vanderbilt’s Cigar-light— Scan. Mag. in Brooklyn. Frank Moulton’s Affairs —A De- moralized Suburb. Bewspaper Botes—The Change in the "World" Management GENERAL GOSSIP. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. New York, May 25.—Our fashionables have not yet fully recovered from the high-toned wedding which came off at Grace Church on Monday with Brown, and lots of flowers, and all the nobby accessories. Already the quidnuncs arc* wandering how much Brown received for his jtu-t of the affair, and, confidentially, of course, I may inform you, it was Just one-quarter of a thousand, payable in gold coin of the united States. The particulars of the marriage of young Lord Mandeville and Miss Consuelo Yznaga de Valle (pronounced Isnaga) have been telegraph ed doubtless and need no repetition here. It was the-swell wedding of the season, and not Ws than 2.030 person?, mostly females, tried to be present, bat were unable on account of the crowd. The ladies are complimenting the bride for one thing, and that is, her preference for an American <livs>aiaker instead of sending to Paris as some of the foolish sex have done on similar occasions. Lnrd Mandeville is the young English Lord who In? taken a prominent part in many of young .I im Bei.nvtt*** amusements, including nolo. He is an active poloist, and has patronized Delaney Kane s Pelham co#ch quite frequently. He has been the M ir of a select circle, and last fall was considered :t L’ood catch by a score of young ladies who were of hi* society. With Sir Bachc Cnnard, another fainons polo player, he has been lionized im manner that must have been quite flattering •oh:< vanitv. but now that be is married he will Mrcinto the Fifth avenue belles just the same as anv other man. However, there’s young Cnnard left, and many a rich girl Is already expressing a preference for the Cnnard line. Ills a way sonic ••irl* have, andin spile of our boasted Centennial patriot ism, there are hosts of women to whom a i;r:e isa thing of beauty,and the thought of marry ing a genuine English Lord a Joy forever. now AN actress fooled her friends. One of Wallaces favorite actresses boards near Granxmcrcy Bark, and is fond of afternoon promenades. Recently she has puzzled some of her most intimate friends by some remarkable disguises, arising mainly from changes in her hair from blonde to black and vice versa,■ and the man ner of dressing it. Only a few days ago she met some female company in her own apartments and appeared in light hair. She was vivacious and agreeable as usual. The second 1 ' evening a wine supper was givenby one of her friends to agnail party at Delmonico’s, at which she was present. Hero sue was introflnced by herstagename to some of the identical people whom she-had seen two nights liefore, but had then been known to them onlv hi* her real name. To her astonishment and possibly to her delight they did not recognize her, but the fanny part of the affalrwas that one of the strangers began to tell her about the previous visit, when the had met Miss —at hey boarding house near Graramercy Park. It required all the firmness of the actress to conceal her amusement, but it was successful. After she had heard some very doubtful compliments concerning her other self, she confessed her identity and gave the com pany a hearty laugh all around. The explanation relative to the change in the hair was accepted, but that was not the end of the joke. The next day a gentleman remarked to* the surprised lady of the previous occasion that the neighbors had remarked that a certain young lady was a suspicious charac ter. as the policeman on the block had observed that she apt»earcd on the promenadewith different colored hair on different days, and he thought it was for no good purpose. If he should see one of her performances at Wallack’e, the mystery would be solved. BROORLTN’9 GREAT GALA DAT. Yesterday I went to Brooklyn to see the great parade of the children of The Brooklyn Sunday schools. After hearing a great deal in praise of this affair as managed in that city, I have con cluded that the truth exceeds the description as much as the roar of the sea exceeds the poet’s ac count of it Outsiders can scarcely imagine how a great city can be so wholly stirred to Its depths by fcuch a tnm-outof 50,000 children, as was the case yesterday. It was aptly described by one of the popular divines as four or fire Fourths of July rolled into one. The city was wholly given up to it; the public buildings were more highly decorated with flags and hunting than they would be upon any ordinary national holiday; flaps were every where. The schools were unopened, half the Mores were closed afternoon, thepolicc.wcreall on dutv assisting the parade, bands of music were ill engaged, and, in short it was the children’s day. The Smidav-school children were in gay attire, and on this occasion the display of Centennial colors was unusually fine. Evciw school bore at least one lar’e banner, and flags and streamers without num ber. The appearance of the largest churches dur ing the preliminary exercises was a sight to be re membered for years. One of the divisions (there wi re nine in all), numbering nearly 10,000 chil li rcn. camped at Prospect Park and made a grand Airplay there in the presence of 50,000 spectators. There were, in many instances, juvenile represent atives of the Goddess of Liberty, ’ General and Martha Washington, and Revolutionary costumes, which lent a picturesque appearance to the groups. Tills is a wide departure from the blue Presbyteri an-Puritanical idea of a Sabbath-school festival, b it the sights of yesterday were worth going 100 miles to witness. DISASTROUS FAILURE OP WATERING-PLACE HOTELS. The summer hotels are getting ready for vis itors, and their advertisements and* cards stare oue out of countenance everywhere. Did you ever notice how many changes of landlords there are In the summer hotel business? The reason is very simple. For several years past very few of these resorts have made any money, and it id almost impossible to rent them to respon i:ble ana competent landlords at a price which-will pay even the taxes and insurance. There is one prominent watering-place hotel within 20 miles of the city, belonging to a millionaire (who, for tunately, is not troubled by the loss), which cost over $250.000. The owner has been fleeced by “vervbody who ever had anything to do with the building orlls famishing. He was aninvalida r«i:at portion of the lime, and unable, therefore, to jive in# personal Hiteution to the enterprise. So, Instead of spending about $150,000, as Intended, be expended $250,000. To-day* the rent of.the premites, though admirably located and mag nificently furnished, will not pay taxes and-iusur ince. There is a well-known Nortlj River hotel, ;he resort of fashionable people for several sum mers. which is rented at ictual cash outlay Jor buildings, aside from the ground. There is no money in these enterprises, excepting la rare cases. The country boarding housekeeper, who give you poor fare and poorer accommodations at $lO per week, are using up life hotels, whose average charges are at least SIS per week. In the present fit of economy, superin duced by hard times, the hotels are suffering for want of patronage. COMMODORE VANDERBILT’S ILLNESS. The dally bulletins of Commodore Vander bilt’s condition arc of great interest to many thousands, and the eagerness cf the stock brokers to ascertain the latest Information is evidenced by the arrangements of the Stock- Exchange telegraph to notify all its subscribers* of anv change in his condition* The venerable CoT.inodore will be 82 years old on the 29th, if he lives 60 long, and, notwithstanding he has been confined to his room nearly three weeks with fre quent relented, he steadily refuse* to believe he li my wor*cThan he has been a hundred times be fore. when he has recovered. It is a favontc re i.v.rk of his that uls friends and relatives nftea ,not feel alarmed for him until the light of his cigar p.e« out; hence every day he insists upon smoking Iwo or three cigars, generally with the consent of M* phvsicicn. There is a regular fluctuation in ; lu* stock market depending upon his improvement or decline,, but the shrewdest operators are of the opinion that all ihc-ellects of his decease have al re 'dv bcea discounted, and therefore, If his death vt-re* announced U>-dav, the variation in the price* of the Vanicrbilt stocks would he less than the fluctuation;cauaed by the changes in his condition reported ffom day to dhy. FRANK MOULTON’S AFFLICTIONS. There is a'gread deal of sympathy expressed in Brook!vn for Francis D. Moulton, the mutual friend, ou account of the peculiar afflictions which hare risltcd him since ho became so con spicuous In connection with the Tilton-Beechcr troubles. During the trial, it will beremcm “redHi JE?W A wMowcd tno'c her ?!>« 1= the Sedan Mr..*-: .1 hot a weeks ago she also died, and now his aged father has been lying very ill. and is supposed to have been at the point of death, requiring Frank’s con stant care and watchfulness. He is now, however, improving. Mr. Moulton has determined to re move to New York. In him Brooklyn will lose one of her most energetic and conspicuous citizens. He used to take an active interest in all questions of public interest, and is rapid to assist cheap transportation, railroad‘terminal facilities, ana similar questions; was always a foremost partici pant on the popular side. lie will shortly resume his old avocation of merchant, and regain all his former popularity. the apparent bitterness created b> the scandal in Brooklyn, the most fnendl> personal relations still subsist between Mr. MouUons .fam ily and many of the active adherents of Beecher. AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF MALE DEPRAVITY. The amours extraordinary of a dentist named George F. Reese, in Brooklyn, have excited un usual interest in that dty, as illustrating for the time the total depravity of a man and the loving kindness of a woman. This fellow is a German. He came to this country at the expense of a woman whom he wedded, and by whom he was raised from his low estate into an honorable position and competence. This kindness he repaid by bringing into his fam ily a niece, whom he had seduced and by whom he had a child. Strange to say, his wife pardoned this crime, and helped to take care of the illegit imate offspring. Matters thus stood for two years, when the girl bore another child of whom Ree-c was the father, and strain the poor heart-broken w : fe forgave the offense and adopted the second child as one of her own family. The worst is yet to come. Reese began to visit a third lady, rep resei:tir.*,’him«clMo be a widower, and made an cn <F a"emcat to be married to her. —tlius proposing to add biraav to his other crimes. This was too much for thc'injnrcd wife, and she began proceed ings for divorce. The depraved wretch who brought all this sorrow upon the world and himself admits his sin. and simply says that he suspected his wife’s fidelity, and thought the only way he could'’ct even with her was by violating bin Own marriage vow. The discovery of these facts was accidental. The mother of the third woman to whom Reese was devoted had a petty quarrel with Sirs. Reese, and the pair were arrested by the police. When arraigned before a magistrate the story came out, and the reporters have been filling columns of the Brooklyn papers with the filthy de tails. A suburban town demoralired. One of the effects of the Bergen Hill ex plosion ten days ago is the demoralization which has followed in neighborhoods where quantities of giant powder are known to be stored- The bill Introduced into Congress by the Jersey City Rcptcsentatlve, requesting the Gov ernment anthontiesto remove the powder maga zine from Ellis Island in this harbor, is an out-, growth of this fear. With the care used in lina large quantities of powder by army officers and soldiers, the danger is very slight. The most marked effect of this demoralization, however, is observable in the pretty suburban village of As toria, opposite the entrance to Hell Gate. There the people have gotten the Idea into their cranium* that when the blasts arc tired which arc forever to remove Hell-Gate obstructions—an operation which has cost'the Government in its preparation a half million dollars, and will require many tons of giant powder to finally explode—that this bit of submarine fireworks will destroy Astoria as well. Many people have removed to distant parts, and vents have fallen in consequence of these fears to an absurdlv low point. Handsome cottages which were in d’emand two years ago at SBOO per year, can now be had for $240. A delegation of citizens has called upon Gen. Newton, the engineer in charge of the work, to explain his precautions against the effects, of the explosion injuring the Astorians’ property, and they arc not at all satisfied that be assures them that there is no real danger. It is expected that when the blast ia fired Astoria will be comparatively deserted. NITRO-GLTCEBINB IN’ TOTS. Promcoaders of Broadway remember with keen zest the explosion of tlte parlor artillery cartridges which took place comer of Twen tieth street a few years ago and blew out the front of a house, and even destroyed a . plate glass window in Lord & Taylor’s store opposite- The parlor artillery business subsided with that catastrophe, and nitro-gtyccrine, which formed the base of the cartridges, was not heard of 4n toys for some time. This year it turns up again in a so-called Centennial torpedo* This juvenile toy consists of a leaden ball of the size of an English walnut, with a nipple on its surface, on which a percussion cap (nitro-glycerine) may be placed. This ball Is held by a rubber string so arranged that the ball may be dropped upon the pavement and the cap explodes. It is fitly described as an admirable contrivance for frightening women, children, and horses. The real dancer is not in the use of the cap, but in the possession of a suffi cient quantity to make an explosion a serious af fair. The store-keepers show their own sense of fear by keeping only a few on hand at any one time, andvery near the door at that. With mu nicipal regulations prohibiting the storage of -gun powder, it is strange that this more dangerous com pound is placed in children's bands so -freely and unobstructcdly. NEW PHASE IN THE CHINESE QUESTION. There arc several hundred Chinamen in this dty, and it is asserted by those familiar with their habits and associations that twenty-five of them arc married to Irish women. The Chi nese-Irish clifldren, theoffspringof a Celestial and Hibernian woman who used to attract attention at an apple-stand corner of Broadway and Canal streets, are not the only specimens to be found in New York. Recently there was a case of a China man married to an Irish wife before the Police Court, charged with beating his spouse. His name is John Chi Mnng, and her name was Jane Flaher tv: now it Is Jane Mang,—at least she signed an a’ffldavit with that name. John is evidently get ting civilized very rapidly. They quarreled, she hit him with a-broora, and he knocked her down. If the husband had been Irish he would have been fined $1 and allowed to go, but being a cheap-labor Chinee he was sent to jail for thirty days. The next thing we shall have a Chinese divorce suit or a case of scan. -mag. in our courts, and if the treaty with China must be revised let us prevent such scandal by all means. RARE CHANCE FOR BACHELORS. The Herald's advertising columns are a study. On Monday a hoarding-house advertisement in formed the readers that there were two mar riageable ladies under 30 years of age in the •house who were excellent pianists, and that social enjoyments were a part of the regular system of the house. Probably this was a trap for the un wary youths who In this great city are constantly longing for society without the means of enjoying it. However, itissimplctmthtosaythatbachclor boarders are in demand In up-town boarding houses of undoubted respectability, and the prices charged now, in comparison with former days, are fabulously low. Bachelors can get a good room and full board now for $lO per week which a few years ago would have cost $23, and all the social privileges thrownin. Beauty. NEWSPAPER NOTES. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. New York, May 25.—The change in the man agement of the World has at last been made public. It is about a mouth since it took place, and the secret was very carefully kept in the office—or respected out of it—till last Sunday, the first understanding being.that Mr. Marble was about to devote himself to a personal con-' duct of the Tildcn campaign, and that Mr. Hurl bert would take the helm certainly till after the June conventions,and probably till after the No vember elections. It subsequently proved that the property had been sold out-and-out to Mr. Huribert, and it unquestionably is held in his own name and used at his own will, nor has any correct surmise yet been made concerning the origin and nature of his backing, which doesn’t make any ma terial difference. Under the new regime—the prtsent proprietor, by the way. Is a brother of the Congressman from your Fourth District, Stephen A. Hurlbct, though he spells his name differently there is no change in the staff of the IKorW. Concerning its policy'there has been a good deal said, and probably some of the acute correspond ents have published theories more elaborate and «cn?ationaf than accurate. The World* under Mr. Marble, was for Tildcn and Free Trade, with a de votion that can only be called passionate: indeed, the ‘warm personal friendships and pronounced convictions of its proprietor were most apt to impair his usefulness as an editor and make his paper unreadable. After all, a three-column speech of Michel Chevalier’s on Free Trade or a solid page of “opinion” favoring Tildenis not so inviting to theaverage reader,—on whom, a pres tout, thepaper must relv for Its success—ns the same -apace filled with miscellaneous new? or breezy discussion. In this respect the World now has an advantage it never previously possessed, and one its new chief is determined to maintain. So I in . ferred from a casual conversation a few days since, in which he said that the first aim was to make the paper readable, and, therefore, without in the slightest decree wavering in the support of Free Tradq and Hard Money, these principles would be advocated and urged—not * ‘preached,” fortfle pub lic neither takes kindly norlistens to “preaching.” Concerning the general policy of the paper I asked Mr. Huribert, and his answer was: “The first thing is to get that Radical crew out, and to that end the work is moreimportantthanthe ■instrument.” ..... * * And as to details of policy and individual can didate? r* “Well,” was the reply, “ all that people who want to know have to do. is to buy the World from dav to day aud read it. Then they’ll find out.” f have an idea that this is about the “mystery” of the whole mat ter. Bating signalized his acce?; sidn hv a pro-Bayard article, and set the whole press to wondering why the World had gone back on Tildcn and come out for the Senator from Dela ware, It* editor's next act was to write up Hancock. Mr. Marble goes out of journalism a yet young man (he about 40). with ample means. If there *houW be a Democratic victory next November I •hould not be surprised to seg him hold one of the » •.< i.j : ‘->rpd-'«rv-ii;Tn. or Co tr* T .'r«b-Tv THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. SECRET SOCIETIES. Grand Parade of the Knights Templar at Philadelphia. List of the Several Lodges that Participeted. The Proposition for an Odd-Fellows’ Belief Board Voted Down. Doings of the Knights of Pythias— “ Chi Psi ” in Council. MASOXIC. THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR AT PHILADELPHIA. yew York Tribune, Philadelphia, May IS.—The next great cele bration here will be the parade of the Knights Templars at the meeting of the Grand Comraan dcry of the State of Pennsylvania, at Philadel phia, May 30. The gathering of the Knights from all parts of the United States and the Do minion of Canada will be very large, while rep resentatives will be present from Europe and Australia. The route of the parade will befrom Broad and Chestnut streets, where the line will be formed, along Chestnut to Fifth, up Fifth to Market, along Market to Thirteenth, up Thir teenth to and along Arch to Broad, thence up on the east side of Broad street to Columbia avenue, whence the column will countermarch down on the west side of Broad street, to the Temple at Broad and Filbert streets, where the line will be dismissed. Thus the greatest display will be on Broad street. The procession, which will be several miles in length, will doubtless be very impos ing, what with swords, waving plumes, bright uniforms, martial music, and richly-mounted standards of the different States and Command erics represented in the line. The Templars* proceedings will begin with the formal opening of the Grand Commandcry of Pennsylvania and the delivery of the annual address by R. E. Sir Charles H. Kingston, Grand Commander; and on the following dav, May 31, the annual election of the trrund officers for 187fi-’7 takes place. On Thursday morning, June 1, the great parade will take place along the above described route, after which during the after noon the installation of the grand officers will be publicly held at the Academy of Music. These ceremonies will be carried out with an extensive musical programme. There will be present the Handel and flaydn Society of Phila delphia, comprising 200 voices and a grand or chestra. Among the pieces to be performed will be Mozart’s “Gloria in Exeelsis,” Dnrlcy’s “Thanks be to God.” Gounod’s “To Deum,” and other pieces: During Thursday evening a reception and promenade concert will be given at the Academy of Music and Horticultural Hall, the.two buildings being connected by a covered bridge. The States represented in tbc parade will be found in the following list of Commanderics which have already reported to the Committee of Arrangements, and who are therefore almost certain to be present: yew York City —Columbian, No. 1; Morton. No. 4; Palestine, No. IS; Cmir de Leon, No. 23; Manhattan, No. 31; Constantine, No. 48; and York, No. 55. Brooklyn— Clinton, No. 14, with delegations from Be Witt Clinton, No. 27, and St. Elmo, No.* oi yew York State— Grand Commandcry of the State, Apollo. No. 15, Trov; St- John's, No. 24, Olean; Central City,. No. 25, Syracuse; St-Au gustine, No. 38, Ithaca- All these will be under the command of Gen. Charles Boorae, Grand Commander of New York. Philadelphia— Philadelphia Commandcry, No. 2; St. John's, No. 4: Kadoth. No. 29: Mary, No. 30; St. Albans. No. 47; Corinthian Chasseur. No. 53 (a mounted Commandcry); and Kensington, No. 54. Pennsylvania —Grand Commandcry of the State of Pennsylvania; Pittsburg Commandcry, No. 1, Pittsburg’; St. John’s, No. 8, Carlisle; DcMolny, No. 9, Reading: Mountain, No. 10, Altoona; Pil grim, No. 11, Harrisburg; Lancaster, No. 13, Lan caster; Jerusalem, No. 15, Phcenisvllle; Cmur de Lean. No. 17, Scranton; Baldwyn 11., No. 22, Williamsport: Hutchinson, No. 32, Norristown; Cyrene. No. 34, Columbia: Knapp. No. 40, Rldg way; Constantine, No. 41, Pottsvlllc; Reading, No. 42, Reading; Talbot, No. 43, Oil City; Dicu loVenfc, No. 45, Wllkeabarre; and Tancred, No. 48, Pittsburg. , * - . Kew Jersey— Grand Commandcry of the State; HnshdePayen, No. 1, JeraevClty; Damascus, No.'S, Newark; CceurdeLeon, No. S.New Bruns wick; St. John, No. 9. Elizabeth; Olivet, No. 10, Millville; Ivanhoe, No. 11, Bordentown. yew Hampshire— Grand Commandcry of the Massachusetts^ Grand Commandcry of Massa chusetts and Rhode Island; St. Omer, Boston; William Parkman, Boston; Bay State, Brockton; Sutton, New Bedford. Rhode Island—St. John, No. 1, Providence; Calvary, No. 2, Providence. Connecticut Washington, No. 1, Hartford; Crusader, No. 10, Danbury. Delaware— St. John's, No. 1. Wilmington, rirql/ila—Portsmouth, No. 5. Portsmouth; Ste venson, No. 8, Staunton; Christiansburg, No. 9, Chnstiansburg; Grice, .No. 16, Norfolk; Win chester. No. 11, Winchester. West Tirgbiia— Grand Commandcry of West Vir ginia; Palestine Commandcry, No. 2, Martins burg. District of Columbia— Washington, No. 1; Columbia, No. 2; both of Washington City. Georgia—Georgia Commandcry, No. 1, Augusta. Kentucky— Bradford, No. 9, Georgetown. Alabama— Selma Commandcry, No. 5, Selma. JlUtitMlppl— Delegations with Grand Command cry. Ohio —Reed* No. 6, Dayton; Chlllicothe, No. 8, Chlllicothe; Shawnee, No. 14, Lima; Toledo, No. 15. Toledo; llaufellman, No. 16. Cincinnati. Indiana— Rapier, No. 1, Indianapolis; Fort Wayne, No. 4. Fort Wajmc; Greencastlc, No. 11, Greencastle; Terre Haute, No. 16, Terre Haute; Plymouth, N0.'26, Plymouth. ißUote—Grand Commandcry of Illinois; Joliet, No. 4, Joliet; Galesburg, No. 8, Galesburg; Bcau sanL No. IL Quincy: Palestine, No. 27, Paris; ML OlivcL No. 38. Paxson. ifichiqan— Adrian, No. 4, Adrian; Jacobs, No. 10, Coldwatcr; Monroe, No. 19. Monroe; Corun na, No. 21, Corunna; Lake Superior, No. 30,Mar quette. IHsconsin—Delegations with Grand Command cry. Hiesouri— lvanhoe, No. 8, SL Louis; Ely, No. 12, Kirksvillc. Arkansas— Delegations with Grand Commandery. lona— Trinity, No. 16, Montfccllo. HebrasKa— Delegations with Grand Commandery. Montana —Helena Commandery, No. 2, Helena. f/to/i-Utah Commandery No. 1, Salt Lake City. Canada— Odo dc St. Arraand Preccptory, Toronto; Ring Baldwyn Preccptory, Belleville. Seio Brunstclck— Encampment of St John, No. 48. Ireland— Preccptory, No. in, Limerick. Australia— Representatives from the Priory at Sydney, New South Wales. Grand Encampment of the United States, under Most Eminent Sir James H. Hopkins, Grand Mas ter of Knights Templars in the United States, who will take supreme command of the entire body. DETROIT COMMANDERY. The Trar spoliation Committee of the Detroit Commandery of Knights Templar have com pleted all arrangements for the their excursion to Philadelphia. The party will leave imme diately after thfrorrival of all the noon trains, May 29, and arrive at Philadelphia in time for dinner on the following day, twenty-three hours being the time between Detroit and Philadel phiai according to the railroad time-cards. Gar diner’s Flint City Band, numbering twenty-five pieces, besides tuc Drum-Major, with new uni forms and a fine repertoire of new music, will accompany the Commandery. It is expected that 100 of the Detroit Sir Knights will go. A special train has been chartered for this pur pose, and already information has been received that many Sir Knights from the interior of the State, Masons, business-men, and ladies, will take advantage of the invitation of the Detroit Sir Knights to accompany them. Financial ar rangements have been perfected by which $35 will pay railroad fare to Philadelphia ami back, all meals and sleeping-car expenses en route both ways, and eight days’ room privileges (without meals) as Congress Hall, a new hotel recently erected withuTl.OOO feet of the main Exposition Building. The tickets will be good for sixty days. NOTICE. The Rev. Bro. N. F. Ravlin will preach a ser mon in the Open Communionußaptist Church, corner of Loomis and Jackson streets, on Ma sonry and Christianity, and the obstacles to the progress of each. A cordial invitation Is extended to the fra ternity to be present. ODD-FEIjXjO'W'SHIP. * BELIEF OF BROTHERS FROM HOME. To the Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, May 27. —Until recently there has existed in Chicago what has been termed a Gen eral Relief Committee, whose duty it was to re lieve distressed stranger brothers. This Com mittee existed b}' general consent of such Lodges as chose to unite In it, and contribute to its funds. Through the efforts of this Com mittee a great amount of suffering has from time to lime been allayed, and at slight ex pense to the Lodges contributing. Heretofore these Committees have been vol untary, but at the session of the Grand Lodge held in 1575, a general enabling act was passed, }••• tjWli x-somt.ions m’ght be created. It provided that “in any dty or town having three or more working Lodge?, a Board of Gen eral Relief may be organized,” provided a ma jority of all the lodges so desire. In conformity to instruction of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Secretary recently notified all the Lodges in Chicago of the action of the Grand Lodge, and requested them to vote upon the question, ami herewith appears the report of that officer: ■ Brothers: I now hare returns from all Lodges In your city except Goethe, No. 329, of the vote upon the question * 1 la it desirable to form a Board of General Relief In the City of Chicago?. The re sult is as follows: „ _ Affirmative— Union, No. 9; Dnane, No. H: Ex celsior, No. 22; Chicago, No. 55; Robert Blum, No. 58; Fort Dearborn, No. 214; Northwestern, No. 388; Uutten, No. 398; Home, No. 41b; Douglas, No. 432; Lincoln Park, No. 4.L : Tem plar, No. 440: Syria, No. 451; First Swedish, No. 479; New Chicago. No. 500: John G. Potts, No. 501. Total, 10 Lodges. „ .. , XegatiTe-~ Tlarmohia, No, 221; North Chicago, No. 330: Hoffuung, No. 353; Garden City, No. 389; Rainbow, No. 400: Eclipse, No. 404: Lilv of the West. No. 407; Ellis, No. 447: Palme, No. 4G7; Olympia, No. 477; Southwestern, No. 484; South Park, No. 48S; Silver Link, No. o 21; Prog ress, No. 524; Eintracht, No. 531; Rochambeau, No. 532; Northern Light, No. 544; Accordia, No. 556; Perseverance, No. 587. Total, 19 lodges. A? less than a majority of the whole number of Lodges have voted in favor of the proposition, it is not adopted- Fraternally yours, N. C. Nasos, ’Grand Secretary, Consequently the Order of Odd Fellows, with its thirtv-seven Lodges i(onc having been re cently organized) in the city of Chicago, is, to its great shame, without a general relief com mittee, and the stranger in distress is often permitted to suffer because no one is especially authorized to administer relief. The writer would suggestthat. the sixteen noble Lodges voting in the affirmative should immediately organize n committee, and announce to the Brotherhood at large that the Good Samaritan spirit is not entirely extinct in our midst. While we do not believe that any one of the Lodges voting in the negative, would permit a strange brotherito suffer, did they but know of his distress, still we know they do not fully ap preciate the great necessity of an organization, with a central office, at all times accessible to the unfortunate. Brothers, let me urge you to carefully con sider tin's matter, and see if you arc not doing an injustice by withholding your approval of such a committee. The tax upon each of the 3,000 Odd-Fellows in the eltv would be so small, that none would be burthened. Say, shaU we not have a Relief Committee? Hcmamtarlo*. NOTES. Island Lodge. No. 504, of Blue Island, paid a visit to Fort Dearborn Lodge Tuesday evening. Templar Lodge, 440,1. O. O. F., in future will meet on Thursday evenings in Excelsior Hall, K. of P., No. 13 ffalstcd street, near Randolph. All members arc requested to be present at the next meeting for work in initiations and elec tion of officers for the ensuing year. On next meeting night the matter of dividing the State into districts under the supervision of a deputy, will be taken up for consideration In Fort Dearborn Lodge. As the change has been agitated for some lime it has finally been re ferred by the Grand Lodge to its subordinates for discussion, that the representatives may once for all settle the vexed question. OTHER SOCIETIES. KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS. Tuesday evening last the Grand Lodge Hall was visited by more members than probably ever ibcfore gathered together in the hall ns a subor dinate Lodge, the cause being the conferring of the Amplified Third Rank by Gauntlet Lodge, 4, and an inspection of the same by the Grand Vice-Chancellor, together with a delega tion from Excelsior Lodge, No. 3, who (as an nounced last Sunday) were on a visitation. The Grand Vice-Chancellor and delegation arrived at the hall at about -8:45 p. in., ini me diately after which the conferring of the Knight rank upon two candidates was commenced, and, bv cutting some lectures somewhat short, the jfank was completed by about 11 p. m., after which the Grand Vice-Chancellor addressed the lodge briefiv, and complimented Gauntlet Lodge upon the excellency of its work, which, he said, was “superior to any it had ever been jiis pleasure to witness.” His opinion was that the Order was destined to occupy a prominent place in secret and beneficial societies at no very distant dav. His remarks were followed by Chancellor Commander Cudabeck, of Gauntlet, thanking thedistingulshedolliceron behalf of the lodge for the vlsilj and informing him that the conferring of the Knight rank in amplified form was only a late addition bv the lodge, and also thanking him for overlooking any errors that might have presented themselves. He was fol lowed by Chancellor Commander Phillips, of Excelsior Lodge, Grand Trustee Race, of Gaunt let, and. others. The officers of the lodge have been request ed to confer this rank in the same manner that it was conferred Tuesday night, -again during this terra, and to invite one or two other lodges to witness the workings, as but oue other lodge in the city confers the Amplified rank, consequently very many have never wit nessed it. The grand reunion of all the dtv lodges will take place at Sharpshooters’ ?ark June 13. Preparations have been made to make this a pleasant and enjoyable affair. Members of Excelsior Lodge No. 3, K. ofP., will present themselves at their Castle-Hall, No. 13 South Hoisted street, Friday evening, in full uniform, to receive the brethren of Gauntlet Lodge, No. 4, who will return the visit of Ex celsior Lodge last Tuesday evening by special invitation from the Chancellor Commander and officers of Excelsior Lodge. Brethren of the Order cordially invited to be present. cirirsi. The thirty-sixth annual Convention of the Chi Psi Chapters occurs this year June 7 and 8, with Alpha Mu Chapter, Middlebury College, Vt. Dr. J. Adams Allen, of this city, a charter member, gives the oration, and Prof. K. S. Holmes, of the class of 1802, is to deliver a poem. The Society is in. a highly prosperous condition, and it is expected'thet all the chap ters will be represented. Ex.-Gov. Stewart is to preside at the public exercises. THANKS "FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE HEART." Wellington, Loraine Co., 0., Ang. 24, 1874. Dr. Ji. V. Pierce* Buffalo, JV. Y.: Dear Sir: Yonr medicines, Golden Medical Discover}*, Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy, have proved of- the greatest service to me. Six months ago no one thought that I could possi bly live long. I had a complication of dis eases, —scrofula, manifesting itself in eruptions and great blotches on my bead that made such sores that I could not have my hair combed without causing me much suffering; also caus ing swollen glands, tonsils enlarged, enlarged or “thick neck,” and large and numerous boils. I also suffered from a terrible Chronic Catarrh, and in fact I was so diseased that life was a bur den to me. I had tried many doctors with no benefit. I finally procured one-half dozen bot tles of your Golden Medical Discover} 7 and one dozen Sage’s Catarrh Remedy, and commenced their use. At first I was badly discouraged, but after taking four bottles of the Discovery I began to improve, and when I had taken the remaining I was v*U. In addition to the use of Discover} 7 1 applied a solution of lodine, to •the goitre or thick neck, as you advise in pam phlet wrapping, and it entirely disappeared. Your Discovery is certainly the most wonderful blood medicine ever invented. I thank God and you, from the depths of my heart, for the great good ;it has done me. Very gratefully, Mbs. L. Chaffee. Host medicines which are advertised as blood purifiers and liver medicines contain either mer cury, in some form, or potassium and iodine va riously combined. All of these agents have strong tendency to break down the blood corpuscles, and debilitate and otherwise perma nentlv injure the human, system, and should therefore he discarded. Dr. Pierce’s Golden ■ Medical Discovery, on the other hand, being composed of the fluid extracts of native plants, harks, and rdots, will in no case produce in jury, its effects being strengthening and cura tive only. Sarsaparilla, which used to enjoy quite a reputation as a blood-purifier, is a rem edy of thirty years ago, and may .well give place as it is doing, to the more positive and valuable vegetable alteratives which later medical inves tigation and discovery has brought to light. In Scrofula, or King’s Evil, White Swellings, Ul cers, Erysipelas, Swelled Neck, Goitre, Scrofu lous Inflammations, Indolent Inflammation, Mercurial Affections. Old Sores, Eruptions of the Skin, and Sore Eyes as In all other blood .diseases, Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery has shown its great remedial powers, cujjjng the most obstinate and intractable cases. Sold by all dealers in medicines. When a brisk breeze Is blowing about the coat-tails of pedestrians It is rarely a man has sufficient nerve to preserve an unconcerned air under the consciousness that a new half-solchas lately bcennut on the scat of bis pantaloons.— • 'lnnvunti Tin:**, FINANCE AND TRADE. A Surplus of Loanable Funds at the Sanies. New York Exchange' Weaker—More Currency to the Country. The Predate Markets Irregular—Wheat in Coed Demand Ter Shipment. Provisions, Corn, and Oats Weak— Barley Demoralised. FI^AIS-CIAD. Counter transactions were not as active as on the preceding day, and the loan market showed no signs of increased animation. The clearings of the week, like the clearings of preceding weeks for many months back, exhibit a shrinkage when com pared with the corresponding figures of last year. This is the result of the decline of prices and the augmenting dullness of business. It Is useless to attempt to conceal the fact that trade is depressed and almost stagnant, except where it deals In the very necessaries of life. The loan market displayed its nnvarying fcatnres of an accumulating surplus of loanable funds. Kot enough new paper is made to replace that falling clue and paid. The demand from the country hanks is lessening, and city borrowers limit their applications to their absolute necessities. Rates of ’ discount arc S® 10 per cent to regular, customers. Independent borrowers can obtain better terras. On the street, good negotiable paper is in de mand. Rales arc C5&18 per cent. New York exchange was weaker, and sold be tween banks at par to 2nc persl,ooo premium. There were more orders from the country for currency. , The clearings of the banks for the week are re ported as follows by ilanager D. R. llale, of the Chicago Clearing-House: Clearing*. Balance*. .$ 3,100,463.33 $ 240,542.32 . 2,t;<;."»,f;w.47 20G. 522.76 , 2.002.H24.34 303,450.02 3,403,220.03 235,847.58 3,063,113.33 331,575.47 . 2. &G»j, 153.56 4 l/J. IGS. 89 Date. Monday Tuesday.... Wednesday. Thursday... Fridav Saturday... Total i. .SIS. 110.455.96 $1,826,107,04 Correspumllns week last year 10,057,371.19 1.809,401.34 PRODUCT OF THE COMiTOCK LODE. An apparently careful and reliable San Francisco correspondent of the New York Tribune gives an estimate of the product of the Comstock Lode since /1800, that varies from many of those current. This statement is mainly based on three sources of in formation. One is the record of the express com pany whose business it is to carry the products of the mines to market; another is the carefully kept records of the principal mines /rom which the bull ion has been produced, and a third is the record of the county ofllccr whose duty it is to learn the value of the bullion produced from all sources, for the pnrpcae of taxation. Relying chiefly on these sources of information, the product of the lode may he stated-as follows: i«RO : $ ion.nno.lßnO. iU'XMXO 1870. n,(vrj.ow is?!. 12,400.000 1872. 18,000,001} 1873. I‘J.ono.OuO 1874. 11,730,10} 1873. 13.738,018 8,471), 700 Total, Of this an average of about 40 per cent was gold, leaving a silver product of about §120,000,000. OPUIK GIVING OUT, The San Francisco Bulletin, answering an in quiry as to the prospects of a dividend from the OphirMinc, says that mining dividends are very uncertain, and this is particularly true of the Ophir Mine. This stock long since lost its prestige in the market, and is no longer the key-note to the list. We are not aware that any bonanza has been uncovered during the past year in the lower levels, andyctqnlte respectable amounts of bullion arc sent down month after month. A short time ago dividends were thought to be among the possibili ties of the future, but hopes in that direction are beginning to waver, and the expenses eat np the product. COLD AND GREENBACKS. Gold was 112-S@ll3‘s. Greenbacks were SS^'^SS?*. GOVERNMENT BONDS. United States r.-20a of *6.'. Il4»J* 115 n-af* of ’fis—January and July 11834 110 K S-20» of *o7—January aud July W 1 llilfi 5* so* of *GB—January and July 122T| 12om UMOs H7T« 118!? United Slates new 5* of *Bl ll*»*4 1175* United States currency 6s UI7H» .... CUT AND COUNTY BONDS. United States Rs of *Bl. Bid. AsVed, Chicago City 7 P ct. bonds *103% *lO5 Chicago City 7 V ct. sewerage *103*5 *lO3 Chicago City 7 p ct. water loan *103% *lO5 Cook County? P ct. bonds (short) *lO4 *ior> West Park 7 P ct. bonds *O7 North Chicago 7 IP ct. bonds (Lincoln Park) •And Interest. LOCAL STOCKS. Bid. jsled. CltT Hallway, South Side 142 City Hallway,-West Side 143 .. .... City Railway, West Side, 8 p cent certl- Ocatcs *lO2 % *lO5 City Hallway, North Side 121 123 Traders’lnsurance Co 127 130 Chamber of Commerce 74 76 ChlcagoGas*Llght&Coke Co 130 Exposition stock (old) 35 40 Exposition stock (new) 25 35 Exposition stock (scrip) 25 .... •And Interest. 1 FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Paris—francs. Helelmn Switzerland'.. Germany BY TELEGRAPH, New York, May 27.—G01d advanced from 112 S @113%, and closed at 113%. Kales paid for carry ing, 1,2, 4, and 3 per cent. Loans were also made fiat. Governments closed dull and steady. Railroad bonds qniet. State bonds quiet and nominal. The stock market opened firm and prices advanc ed . After the first Board the markctbecumo weak, and prices declined the latter being Lake Shore, which was heavily pressed and broke from 53 % to 52. Western Union was the next in activity, and after making an early advance from GGUftGGft,. declined to 65*». Later there was a general advance of Towards the closing hour the fluctuations were very slight, H@%per cent in the entire list The market closed dull and lower. The transactions to-day aggregated 127,000 shares, of which 0,000 were Eric, 53,000 Lake •Shore, 3,300 Pacific Mail, 8,000 St. Paul, 2.500 Chios, 32,000 iVcatcrn Union, and 9,000 Michigan Central. The weekly bank statement is as follows: Loans, decrease, SL 717,800; specie, decrease, $1,030, - 800; legal-tenders, increase, $3,G00,600; deposits, increase, $085,200: circulation,decrease, $53,500; reserve, increase, §2,323,500. Money market easy at per cent’ Prime mer cantile paper, 4G£G. Customs receipts, §405.000. ThfT Assistant Treasurer disbursed $267,000. Clearings, §20,000, • 000. Shipments of specie to-day, $115,000. Sterling steady; CO days, 4.57&; sight, 4.80& GOVERNMENT BONDS. .122**6 Xewss ntiUi .nr. jo-4ns. res 1171$ .119 iu-40e, coupons HB>* .121 K Currencies 127% .123?* STOCKS. Coupons. ’SI. Coupons. ’<ls. New Coupons, ’(77. Coupons, *6B. Western Union 0-'>~4 New Jersey Central.. 82 1 < Quicksilver 15?$ Hock Island 105!x Quicksilver pfd id St. Paul ssiii Pacific Mall 23% St. Paul pfd 04% Mariposa r>4 Wabash 25$ Mariposa pfd 6?* Wabash pfd 3 Adams Express 107 Fort Wayne 102 n Wells-Fargo Terre Haute 3?s American Express.... 63 Terre Haute pfd 12?$ United States Express 70?$ Chicago & Alton »7 New York Central ....110 Chicago fc Alton pfd.. 105% Erie 13% O. *M 16% Krieofd 19 Del.. L.&W 10"» Harlem W* A. &P. Telegraph.... is!s Harlem pfd 133 Missouri Pacific 12?# Michigan Central 46% Atlantlc&Paciflcpfd. u Panama.. 133 Indiana Central 4% Union Pacific stock.. 59?$ Chicago. 11. * Q 117 Lake Shore 52k Hannibal&St. J0e.... 12% lUlnoisCtntra! 94 Central Pacific bonds.lo4 Clcvclanf k Pittsburg 92% Union Pacific bonds. 101% Northwestern 39% U. Pac, land-grant... 09 Northwestern pfd.... 574 U. Pac. sinking-fund. «BJ$ c.. C., C. & 1 45H1 STATE BONDS. Tennessee 6s, old 43 I Virginia 6s, new 30 TenncsseeGs, new— 43 Missouri Paclflc6s....lOO Virginia Cs, old 30 I FOREIGN. London, Hay 27.—Consols for money and ac count, 94 11-1 G; 03s, 104%; 675, 109«4; 10-40 s, 105%: new ss, 105%;New York Central, 99; Erie, 11*£: preferred. 18. Paris, May 27.—Rentes. 103f87V»c. Frankfort, Hay 27.—New ss, 102. Antwerp, May 27.—Petroleum, 28s Gd. COMMERCIAIi. The following were the receipts and shipments of the leadm" articles of prod ice in this city during the twenty-fear hours ending at 7 o’clock on Saturday morning: . Receipts. i Shipment*. 1876. 1875. 1876. 1875. gps oau,’ bi::::::: *u:»jo: «:7« aiUii pve bu 1,180 417) 400 315 Barl'er.bn 17,610 4,600; 3.932 853 G «e*S.lb»:.. <:«« 7.590. 53,765 33.641 >;■ gg- z- 8M .“i.... , r: 20 i - msb -^v™ a Kr: •"«.839 21.400. 650.239 1.212.611 Kiil who! 233.030 449.013 Tulluw, 1b...... 27.660 4.610, I/.COO .......... butter, 1b,.... 61,745 26,775 106,,..5 9,610 feW”::; *JS ‘SSS s:^ m'e? , iS°::;:; i2i,6«l isl;mi; mcioi H. wines bria. 250 115' *7' ___ 17i Wool. Ib9 128,727 129.202! 580.210, 330.W0 Potatoes, bu.. MT»Oj 4,605, S*** Coal, tons 2,622 320 liar, tons 80; I •••••••*3: •‘".Won Lumber, m ft. 1,R03| 4,726, 2,506 f Shingles, m... Oto 4,374. 1.55} Salt, br15...... 280 1.774 003 Poultry, lbs... 5,070 6,984 Puultry.coops. 2 H2 t • Game, pkgs 63| Egg*. pKBS.... 1.155 1,582 Jjjl %£• Cheese, boxes. 1,061 1.31 Q 10H, 29- G.nnples. brls. 5 35; l Beans bu 31 1.04 H 1» Withdrawn from store on Friday for city con sumption: 2, CO7 bu wheat, 1,100 ba com, 2t -4;« bn oats, 814 bu rye, 1,0-13 bu barley. The following grain was inspected into stbre In this city on Saturday morning: 27 cars No. IN. IV. wheat, 30 cars No. 2 N. W. do, 7 cars No. 1 spring, 37 cars No. 2 do, 20 cars No. 3 do, 12 cars rejected do (136 wheat); 5 cars yellow corn, 111 cars high-mixed do, 236 cars No. 2 do, 3 cars and 5,800 bu new mixed do, 75 cars and 5,650 bu re jected do, 3 cars no grade (433 corn); 1 car No. 1 oats, 28 cars No. 2 white do; 37 cars No. 2 oats. Tears rejected do (73 oats); C cars No. 2 rye; 5 cars rejected do; 55 cars No. 2 barley, IScarsNo. 3 do, 2 cars rejected do. Total (728 cars,) 304,000 bu. Inspected out: 127,906 bn wheat, 82,544 bn jrorn, 8,607 bu oats, 2,815 barye, 352 ba barley. The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstuff* and live stock at this point during the past week, and for the corresponding weeks ending as dated: ?*» 7>cWprt— Flour, oris.. Wheat, bu. Corn, bu... Oats, bu... live, bu.... Barley, hu— J,lve hogs. No. Cattle. No S.'itpments — Flour, brls.... ■Wheat, bu Corn, bu Oats, bu live, bu Barley, hu Live hogs. No. Cattle. No The following were the exports from Xew York for tbo weeks ending as dated: Flonr. hrls. "Wheat, bu. Corn. bu... The proposition Is made that the Board of Trade hold no session next Tuesday, that being Decora tion Day. Monday has been’ named as the date on which the Board will vote on the question. The Field, an English paper, of the 13th insL, has an article on the wheat prospects, which, it concludes, are “not cheering to the British farmer, os his usual breadth of land is not sown with wheat, while that which is sown is not at all promising. Unless there is still much wheat to come from abroad, this staple must yet rise con siderably between the present time and harvest.” The leading produce markets were active on Saturday, and most of them were weak, the chief exception being in wheat. Outside of that im portant cereal, the day was one of heaviness in prices; but the volume of business transacted was unusually large for Saturday. The foreign mar kets were generally firm, with a good demand, and it was reported that a further depression in tho price of British consols accompanied a further decline in the quotation for United States currency, which indicated uneasiness in financial circles in reference to the prospects of settling the Turkish difficulty. But fine weather here, and the indications of larger receipts, made holders nervous, and the bears rampant; the calling of margins on'the longs being a prominent feature of the day's work. The crop prospects in the West were considered good, and the outward movement of produce was fair for the season. None of the features of the dry goods market were noticeably different from those prevalent in the earlier days of the week. In all departments there was an air of quiet, while aside from notions, and light fabrics adapted to summer wear, the quietude almost amounted to positive dullness. As to values, the market was steady. Groceries met with a fair share of attention. There was not a numerous attendance of buyers, but the mails brought a generous number of orders and a very respectable aggregate of goods was distributed. Prir es ruled steady both for staple andsidc articles. Butter waractive at about previous rates, selling at 12@26c for poor to fancy grades. Cheese was ordered very sparingly, and the market had an un dertone of weakness. In the fish, canned goods, and dried fruit markets there was little that was new. Leather remains dull, with values unsettled. Coal and wood are unchanged. Grain bags are quiet and easy. Lumber afloat was steady under a fair inquiry and moderate offerings. During the week just past common lumber has sold readily at the docks, and prices have been maintained in the face of the largest receipts of any one week since the seasoji opened. Country and city dealers have bought free ly, in anticipation of a better demand for lumber, now that the farmers have time to attend to the marketing of their produce. The iron merchants report a fair trade at the recent rates. Seeds were very quiet except the late kinds, which are selling in small lots from store. Timothy was scarce and firmly hold, and clover was scarcely quotable, as the season is over. Day was quiet, and prairie w*os weak, in consequence of the free arrivals of loose hay, but the offerings of pressed were very light, hence recent prices were sustained. Wool continues dull and easy. Hides, broom-corn, and hops were unchanged. Strawberries, lemons, and oranges were in fair request, while other green fruits were rather quiet. Poultry and eggs were slow and steady. .$ 7.405.578 . 8,254.272 . lO.C-H.TtH . 13.151),003 . 23.216,062 . 23.0T»1.41>« . 24,885.817 .$197,074.303 As*rd. 122- ' 122?< Sixty day. Sight. ....siriH 511 H ....f.133* 511% r.i3=i 511% .... 06% Lake freights were fairly active and a shade firmer, on the basis of 2*/4c for wheat and 2J£c .<or corn, by sail to Buffalo. Kail freights were dull at nominally unchanged rates, and cars were freely offered at 20c to Kew York, 18c to Philadelphia, 1714 c to Baltimore, and 25c to Boston, per 100 lbs. Through rates by lake and rail were quoted at 10c for com and 11c for wheat to Kew York. and 13c on com to Boston. Freight engagements were re ported for 125,000 bu wheat, 175,000 bu com, and 80,000 bn oats. Some disposition was shown on ’Change Satur day to regard as a canard the reference made in these columns to the probability of partial failure in the rice crop of China. The following was the basis of our notice. It is an extract from a letter dated Hong Kong, April 6, 1870, fromJ. J. da Silva *e Souza to 11. P. C. Lassen, Esq., of this city: We have not had five dry davs since the commence ment of the year. The crops in the sooth of China are on the verge of total destruction, and the price of rice consequently had enhanced, to the great mortification of the consumers. Prayer* have been ottered up In the principal temples of Canton to the God of Halo, but that worthy personage has persistently turned a deaf cur until now,—for the rain is pouring down in torrents. The significance of the above-noted fact will be appreciated when it Is stated that in ordinary years there arc not five wet days in that climate during the period referred to. Mr. Lassen slates that the higher price of rice there undoubtedly accounts for the increased emigration from China to California. It is well known that the Chinaman is not required to pay for his passage till he has earned the money In this country; so that the depth of poverty which keeps the European at home helps Ah Sin to leave it. HOG PRODUCTS—Were very active, and again very weak. The decline of the previous day had alarmed numerous holders, both In city and country, and they gave orders to sell out, while others were sold oat, their margins having been exhausted. These offerings pro duced further weakness, though hogs were quoted firmer under the fact of a smaller supply. One firm that was extremely long In lard did not respond to the call for “more” money to secure Its .deals, and the market was almost panicky in consequence, but soon recovered Us equilibrium at the lower range estab lished. The weakness of the past week Is entirely due to the fact that hogs are coming forward more freely than was expected, some 6.000 to 7,000 head per day being cut in this city at eontlnnally shrinking prices. The slocks reported from Cincinnati were a£o a sur prise to most operators here. The Dully Commercial Report gives the following a the shipments of provisions from this city for the periods named: w , Porky Lard , Hams, Sh'UTt, •Jl'dls, Weekend* brlt. tcs. trs. lbs. tons. ing May 25, *76. 2435 5028 1614 209100 380641 S Same Week 1875. 3404 4288 1072 35280C1 3300853 Since Nov. I.’TS.IBMTO 183548421(0 28153131 219762507 Same time , 74*’5.K«104 180506 52288 28394584 184859114 * Includes all cut meats except S. P. bams and should ers. The following arc the stocks of provisions In Cincin nati May 24. as reported to the Secretary of the Pork- Packers' Association; Pork. 19,840 brls; lard. 22.046 tcs; hams, s.fx* > ,2MBlbs; shoulders. 8.151,1931b5; short rib aides, 19,007,637 lbs; short clear sides, 2.301.253 lbs. Lfeu active, and declined 45c pcrbrl, j/iiv 27, J/V7720, Jfat/20, 1H76. 1*76. 1*75. .234 70,390 57.637 .994 ‘ 271,900 C1H,5»50 .440 689. <>47 4«5,4<i2 ,3-10 222,812 270,889 .220 12.920 1,977 .32 1 30.860 16,142 .615 US. 794 70.630 ,UUO 25,653 21,403 . 47.423 fi1.r.77 |W,W7 .692,505 529.425 ,G77.50t 957.729 .VUft-W ,3iH,118 342.522 3S&, COS ; 32,450 6.067 l.s**7 . 14.5H4 7.3*0 . 34,379 25.260 37.629 . 20,QJd 22.023 J7.12Q if'l’J 27, 2f 7V 20, J/av 20, • is;*;. I^- . 15,103 9,016 5,900 .539.200 429.705 201.500 TUB BICE CROP UT CUTN'A. PROVISIONS, under heavy offerings, both on city and conntr* ac count. Pairs were reported of TOObrls cash at Siq o.ooobrls seller June at si.ovm.4s: 10.730 bris wli<£ July at, $19.27H&:9.65; 04.500 brls seller August it am) 750 brls seller the year at Si? rrt Total, 31,75 K) brls. The market closed dull at Siy ’mu Ci 10.30 cash, according to weight: sl9.U*«in.isßeiT»i May; seller Jane; $1D.32W&i9.35»e1i#» Jaly; and at 510.55.75in.60 seller August. Seller thi year closed at si6.soaskcd. tD * Prime mess pork was nominal at $13.00; and extn prime at $15.00. 1 lard— Was more active than usual. and declined as* per 100 fts, closing 25c lower than on Friday afternoon* being a total decline of He per ft in the 24 hours Lit erpool was quoted down to 53* 9d. being a drop of 2s 61 per 112 its. which was partly In sympathy wlththi weakness of Friday lu ChU city. The Offerings here were very large. Sales were reported of 5.500 tes June at $11.304£11.60; and4,2sotesseller August atSlL4sa 11.70. Total. 36.0T0 tcs. The market dosed steadvS $11.20® 11.22. U cash or seller May; 5ii.20&u.22»4m1i« June; Sll.4iKtli.42Hi seller July; and at sii jnS 11. 55 seller August. mrxa Meats— Were moderately active on. short riba, which were nearly ?$c per lb lower, while other description* were dull and nominal at a nearly equal decline, exceni shoulders. Sales were reportedof ino boxes long draw atOrje: 1.250.000 Ihs short ribs at S9.3otfo.fiO per w* lbs, seller July. The following was the closing ranci of prices: *** Stout- Long Short Short ders. clear. rib. clear ..«« »•< OH m an f»*| £sj Salted,loose. Iloxed June -6J4 •••• 9'% pd July .... 9-tjj August ••;• 9*4 97} Bacon, cash 7TS 10*$ * 10*4 ux! Lons and short, clears at o?£ftioc cash, and iovcl feller July. boxed; sweet pickled hams, 12.3124c* CuinlMirlands. (ptjfoioc, cash or seller June; lons-cui bamx. Ow'e—Wts quiet at GitSHc. BEEF I’KODU'CTS—Were steady and quiet at SlO 73 (*ll.OO for mess. Si 1. 75$ 12. 00 for extra meis, and 522.«0'522.»> for hams. 7>r//ow—Was quoted at ftfjaHc for city, and 7fißa for country lota, according to condition. BREAD-STUFFS. FI.OUB—Was quiet, without any noteworthy chaagi In prices. Bayers were slow to lake hold, but sellen did not offer concessions, as stocks are light. Saiei were reported of 200 brls winters, partly at $6.12K: 1,975 brls spring extras, partly iso brli spring supcrtlnes at $3.00: and 23 brls ry« flour on private terms. Total. 2,260 brls. Tbs market closed steady at tne following range of prices: Choice winter extra.*, $7.37)£27.87H: com mon to good do, shipping extras. $4.50 good do, $5.00*5.37*4: choice do, $5.50"4 patents do, $8.0090.00; Minnesota, $5.00:4 8,75; spring supcrfincs, $3.00254.00; rye flour, $4,350 4.W. Uran— Was In trood supply In proportion to the de mand. and easier at the Inside quotation of Saturday. Sales were 50 tons at $10.50 free on board cars. Corn-Meal— Coarse was nominal at $17.25317.50 oa traek. WHEAT—Was rather nnlet, and soroewnat Irregular, but within harrow limits, and averaged Ife better, closing ?fc higher than on Friday evening. Liverpool was reported firmer, with cargo,** Improving, and a continued demand for the Continent of Europe, and New York waste perbu higher, which was partly in sympathy with an Increase in the discount on green backs. There were also several shipping orders re edvedhereforwheatjeomoon English account, and the inquiry Is nowmore decidedly for No. 2, the lower grades havlngl>eenrathcr closely picked up. Therecelntshera were larger, however, and Milwaukee was relatively easy, under the receipt of ll.vwtlm. though the ship ments from both rU!<*s were far In excess of the In coming volume. and the dally postings indicate a de crease of some 350. 000 bn In onr stocks during the last week. The fact of larger offerings and the expectation of a further augment made the market weak early, and the speculative class of operators seemed to be bearab ly Inclined all through the session: hut the situation was too strong for them, and prices slowly Improved. The European demand continues, stim ulated bv the rather Poor prospects for the next crop In th'at quarter of the globe, and hr the other fact that wheat Is very cheap to the consumer at present prices here, with very low freight rates.. Seller .Inly opened at Sl.os. sold at Si.OSH. declined t05i.07!4, and advanced to SI.OSH. closing at Seller Juno sold at $1.07<5.1.05. closing at SI.OTTi. Sellerthe month was nominally below June, closlngwlth cash No. 2springatsl.o7r<'3l.o7?f. No. 3 sold at OBHc for next month. Cash sales were reported of 400 hu No. I spring at $1.10; 39.400 buNo. 2do at $1,07 :4 1.07*4: 33.400 bu No. 3 do at 99c: 5, 400 bo rejected do at BS'-R9c, and 400 bu by sample at SI.OO. Total, 79.000 bu. Minnesota Wheat—Was moderately active, hut about Kc lower. In sympathy with the early depression In the general market. Sales were B,**X) nu No. 2 as Si.oo; 1.400ba bysample at ?1.120n track: and2.ooo bn do at sl. free on board cars. Total. 12,200 bu. CORN—Was active and declined I®lMc per bo, clos ing firmer. at below the latest quotations ofFri day. Liverpool was steady, and New York was only reported I c lower, after the fact of our decline hadbeea telegraphed to that city. The chief feature of the market was the heavy offerings of com for next month's delivery, which was depressed so much thereby as to be at one time ic below July. Tills was due to the factor much larger receipts (433 car-loads Inspected In. besides some by canal), and the finer weather, which at once Improved the prospects for the next crop, and was accepted as a promise that country hold ers will he more free sellers than heretofore. A good deal of June corn was offered on country account, to arrive, anc there were .also large quantities on sale bv parties who, having bought for June, had not prcvlouly placed It. Only two more trading days remain before June deliveries will be In order, and there Is ranch to be done In a little time. The shipping demand was very pood, shippers taking hold freely at the decline, while the shorts also filled In liberally, which made the feel ing rather firmer In the latter part of the session. Sell er June opened at 43We. sold at 43Hc. advanced to 4U% declined to 43-?,*c, closing at 43?tf<44c. Seller July sold at 44H (? 44?(c. closing at 44*Sc. Seller the month sold at 44UnMPc. closing at 4r>l«c. Cash No. 2 closed at 46c, and high-mixed at 46t4c. Cash sales were reported ol 48.0T0 bn high-mixed at 4C 1 £347c; Bco bu new do al 44c: 2,4r/ibnnew mired at 42Vtc; 184.400 bn No. 2 da at4sH<^4o—e; in. 400 bn rejected at4ir: 600 Im ears al lo.ooo hu bv sample at 38®44hjc on track: and 11.200 bn do at 42ji45cfrec on board cars. Total, 320,- 80t) bu. OATS—Were active and weak, nnder large offerings, averaging lower than on Friday. The receipt! were neaw. 73 cars being Inspected into store, and s large quantity was offered by sample, and for future de livery. The market followed com on the downward turn, hut rallied a little towards noon nnder a fair In qnlrvfrom the shorts, who seized the opportunity the decline afforded to bur In at a profit: but subseqcentlj the market weakened." and closed doll and weak. New York coming In dull and lower at the last, Mostol the trading was early In the session, and confined principally to ca«h ami June. Cash oats were taken foi shipment, and freight-room was engaged for aboul 80.000 bu. The stock In store Increased last week, be ing now about 300.orohu of all grades. Jnncopenei weak at 2S*£c, under heavy offerings, and declined t« 28t4c, then recovered to 28?fc. and closed at 29U* sellers. July ranged from 28V«ir.;.29c, closing at the In side. July commanded a slight premium over June a! the close. Cash No. 2 sold at 28H®29e, closing at 2S?| dt 20c, according to location. Rejected oats were nom inal at 23bj< ; c24c. Samples were again In liberal supply, but active at the decline, both shipper? and local buy ers being In the market. White samples sold at 3f*3 32Uc on track. Cash sales were reported of 87.400 bs No. 2at 2S?st<,29c; 12.000 bu hysample at 28 , i30c foi mixed and for white on track: and 30.000 be at 27W5 37c free on board cars. Total, 13T»,400bu. RYE—Was In fair demand for shipment and firm al 2. The receipts were larger, and tbi Increased offerings of No. 2 enabled the holders oi buying orders to fill them. Arrangements were madi for shipping out about 12.000 bo. Thestock In store decreased last week about 27.000 bu. Cash sales: 10,404 bu No. 2 at and 1.600 bu by sample at7lcfrei on lioard. ami partly to arrive. Total 12 000 bu. n\RLF.Y—There waa more trading, the parties con trolling the deal taking the bulk of the offerings at i decline of 2'<3Hc, The market waa weak under heavi receipts. 73 cars; of which 55 were No. 2. being In spected In, and reports that the offerings would prob ably he larger Monday, as the country shippers were exerting themselves to’get the stuff In before the dost of the month, and the stock In store Increased durlni the week. The shorts were holding off, leaving th« longs to take the cash on the market. A few lot* of May were sold by outsiders at GB'<t67, the market clos ing at the Inside. June declined under large! offerings, selling at and closing at 55V<jC. Car-lots of No. 2. both s]H>C and to arrive, sold at 88a No. 3 was in large supply, dull, and lower, at 32®34a Rejected sold at 2.v*2(ic. A few sample V3ti brought 2iv3?oc on track. There was some Inquiry foi samples from consumers. but It Is ex "nected that the warm weather will soon pul a stop to malting. Cash sales were reported of 13.604 bu No. 2. chleily spot, at 68c; B<V)bu rejected at 26c: 2.400 bu by sample at 26370 c, on track. Total, 16,800 bu. SATURDAY AFTERNOON CALL. Provisions were easier, with sales of 3,000 at 519.32 H @19.35 for July. Lard was off for July. Sales: 1,000 tea at $11.40 fot July, and su.32Hfor Antrim. Short-rihv-Salcs: 100.UOO lbs at $9,32*$ for July. The sales of the past week on the Call Board! amounted to 52.352. 2 ft!. 50. The sales of grain wen 51.LMH.573.7".. andpf provisions $l 103.708.75, It was reported In the afternoon that parties had bit up the market on wheat on account of report* from Xew York that the demand was unlimited. N't rales were reported. June was quoted at SI.OH&.JuI) at SI.OS-U. and rash at Si.OdH- The other markeU were quiet and unchanged. BY TELE GRAPH. POREIGN. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Liverpool, May 27—11 a. m.—fiourSo. 1, 2ttf No. 2, 225. Grain— Wheat—'Winter, No. 1,9 s lOd; No. 2, 9s6ds spring, No. 1, Os lOd: No. 2, fis 3d; white. No. 1,10 a; No. 2, Os 9d; club. No. 1, 103 fid; No. 2, 109. Corn— No. 1, 2fia fill; No* 2, 2C3. Provisions— Pork. R2s. Lard. 555. I.ivekpool. Mayor—sp. m.— Breadstuff’s— California while wheat, average, 9s9d<r«los; doclnb, lOsftlOsftt; red Western spring, No. 2 to No. ], 8s 3d<39s lOd; do winter. Os 6d?j9s lOd. Flour—Western canal, 22s# 245. Corn—Western nixed, 2fi» fid. Oats, 3s&3s Cd*. Harley, 3s fid. Peas—C*" - dlan. 36s<23Cs6cL Clocer Seed—tt&MX&. Provisions— Prime pone. 80s. 83s. Lard, 03s 9d. Bacon—Lon? clear. 49a "shtiTt dd. re’s. Tallom— 4lft. Petroleum— Spirits, BSGSS 3d: rettnea flO. i®9d£l 11* 3d. Linseed OH— 235. Resin— Common. 4sfid*lss; pale, IC3. Spirits Turpentine— 2ls. Cheese— 243. product:. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. New Touk, May 27.— Grain— Wheat— Market ?4 Gic better, with an active export demand*, sales. 250,000 bn. at $1.17&1.17J4 for ungraded spring; $1.16 for No. 3 Milwaukee: $1.21 for No. 2 Chicago; $1.25(31.25J4 for No. 2 Milwaukee; $1.30 for No. 1 Minnesota; $1.32 for Canada spring In. bond, on spot, and to arrive; and $1.45 for white Michi gan In store. Rye steady at for Western; 93® oeHcfor State; and 95Cf9fic for Canada in bond; sales* B,ooobu Western, to arrive, at 85c. Corn heavy and lower: sales, 58,000bn. at 57c for no grade mixed; 59C forstcamor mixed: retire for graded low mixed; 62c for old Western mixed afloat; C2c for steamer yellow;, and 64c for new yellow Southern; also 10.000 hu graded mixed, for June, at 5934 c: and 5.000 bn do. for July, at 00c. Oats steady; sales. 28.000 bu, at 33&44C for mix ed Western and state, and ifiVSt4oc for white Western and State, including New York No. 2 white at3sHc Provisions^ Middles heavy at ll&llKc for long clear. Lard heavy and lower; sales of 100 tcs at 12c for prime steam. At the first call, for May, $11.1234 bid. and sl2.uoasked; for June, 730tcs Bofdatsll.fiO®ll.6*J»* for .Inly, $11.0734b1d. and 511.85 asked; for August* sales of 250 tcs at $11,873-4; for September, Sll.esbld. and $11.9234 asked, and fur the balance of the year, $9.50 bid and $10.70 asked. ira/sty—Market steady; sales of 100 brla at $1.13 per gallon. , . Groceries—Sugar—Market quiet; fair to good refln-- bg quoted at prime at 8c; and Not. lOand 12 Havana at 73*3 6?£c. Coffee—Market dull and na thamred. Rice Is quoted at 15®16c In gold; Man* mlbolat 10<&19c In gold. f „ Tattow— Rules quiet and ht&ryi quoted MiXtw Rime.